POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Characters with this positive attribute will be extra sensitive to certain emotions, so think about how events might specifically trigger feelings in a way that elevates or lowers their moods or causes moral dilemmas to form—whichever best fits your story goals. Try giving a supporting character a negative trait that acts as an opposite of this attribute, causing frustration, disillusionment, or even emotional volatility that leads to poor decisions and mistakes.
DEFINITION:
Having a viewpoint devoid of bias or personal preference; clear-thinking

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Impartial, unbiased

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
A deep sense of fairness and equality
Having a strong appreciation for knowledge in its various forms
Respecting the value of experience
Being a truth-seeker

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Having control over one’s emotions
Wanting to see a problem from all sides before making a decision
Being able to identify bias, then stripping it from the equation
Seeking to get to the root of the matter
Strong listening skills
Asking questions to ensure that one fully understands
Not jumping to conclusions or making assumptions
Diplomacy; speaking in a way that has a calming effect on others
Being highly logical and rational
Setting emotions aside to allow for a neutral viewpoint
Waiting to make decisions until one can do so without emotion
Setting friendships aside as needed or establishing boundaries with people to avoid bias
Strong observation skills
Avoiding situations that may lead to personal bias (not having clients who are family, etc.)
Always seeking to find the best solution
Sometimes preferring to observe rather than participate
Taking time to investigate and gather information
Being able to see and acknowledge one’s own weaknesses
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ASSOCIATED THOUGHTS:
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ASSOCIATED EMOTIONS:
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POSITIVE ASPECTS:
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NEGATIVE ASPECTS:
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EXAMPLE FROM TV:
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CHALLENGING SCENARIOS FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS TRAIT:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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